The Family Resource Center (FRC) at the University of Chicago is a welcoming space where families from the university community can access resources, information, and supportive programming and services. Since it was founded in 2006, the FRC has been a vibrant hub for graduate student and postdoc parents to network and engage with each other. Students can also join the Student Parent Listserv, a virtual resource where students can post questions, swap baby gear, and share advice with other student parents.
The FRC is located at 950 East 61st Street.
Contact: 773-795-KIDS (5437)
Child Care Cooperatives
The FRC facilitates child care cooperatives by connecting student and postdoc parents with similar child care needs. Those who are interested in learning more about this initiative should contact Lizanne Phalen.
Hours of Operation
ACADEMIC YEAR: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM and Saturdays, 10:00AM-4:00 PM
SUMMER: Monday-Friday, 10:00AM-4:00 PM
Closed during University holidays and breaks
Announcements and Programs
- The FRC will be closed Wednesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
- We will be open again on November 27th through December 8th when we close in accordance with the UChicago academic break.
Policies, Procedures, and Required Forms
The FRC is free to all student families and postdocs.
A nominal fee of $100 per quarter or $350 for 12 months applies to staff/faculty/alumni earning over 90K annual income. For those earning less, the fee is $50/quarter or $175 for a full year.
All families must register with the Family Resource Center and submit the mandatory Consent and Release form found here.
At least one UChicago-affiliated family member per family will be required annually to come to the FRC to present a valid university ID card, fill out membership renewal forms, and participate in an orientation session, which will include an overview of FRC policies and procedures (available also in Spanish).
Download the 2016-17 Parent Resource Guide here.